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Michelle touches down in Denver

From NBC/NJ's Carrie Dann
DENVER -- Michelle Obama, accompanied by daughters Malia and Sasha, touched down in Denver this afternoon. Upon arrival at the airport, the aspiring First Lady was greeted by Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter and First Lady Jeannie Ritter. Also awaiting her on the tarmac was a group of supporters made up of Colorado service group members and first-time delegates to the Democratic convention.

Mrs. Obama was also accompanied by her mother, 71-year-old Marian Robinson.

Michelle wore a white button-down blouse, black capri pants, and red flat shoes. Malia and Sasha dutifully greeted supporters with the group, sticking close to mom and grandma.

Mrs. Obama received lengthy hugs from the supporters assembled to greet her, including from 82-year-old Ann Hadfield, a first-time delegate from Pennsylvania.

The Obama family spent about 15 minutes greeting the supporters under a hot blue sky before piling in to the motorcade.